What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy aims to promote health and wellbeing by using specific activities to enable people to do things that will enhance their ability to participate or by modifying the physical environment to better support participation.
Occupational therapists help their clients cope with demands, adapt to tasks, and overcome challenges in their everyday lives by using a person’s usual daily activities and tasks (their “occupations”) in a therapeutic way.
All of Rehab Solutions Australia’s occupational therapists are Accredited Occupational Therapists (AccOTs) and members of Occupational Therapy Australia.
We can assess and treat you or your child at our office in Fairfield but also offer home visit services for those unable to travel.
How can our Occupational Therapists help?
Some examples of the work that occupational therapists perform are:
Helping children achieve their developmental milestones such as fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Helping clients regain or enhance their daily lives after specific events such as hip replacement or stroke.
Prescribing and educating clients and carers in the use of adaptive equipment to assist function.
Assessing and modifying clients’ home and community environments to improve their safety and independence.
Assessments for Assistive Technology
Using specialised assessments to determine the functional requirements of various jobs, and clients’ capacity to return to work.
Educating clients in safe work practices.
Modifying the work environment to suit the needs of individuals so as to prevent or minimise injuries.